Barry Fishman is an Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on teacher learning and the role of technology in supporting teacher learning; video games as models for learning environments; and the development of usable, scalable, and sustainable learning innovations through design-based implementation research. Dr. Fishman served as an Associate Editor of The Journal of the Learning Sciences from 2005-2012 and was a co-author of the Obama Administration’s 2010 U.S. National Educational Technology Plan. Dr. Fishman is the 2010 recipient of the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize, the recipient of the 2003 Pattishall Junior Faculty Research Award from the University of Michigan, and the 2001 recipient of the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies. He received his A.B. from Brown University in English and American Literature in 1989, his M.S. from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University in 1996.and he chaired the Independent Advisory Panel of the National Assessment of Career and Technical Education for the U.S. Department of Education. In September 2013, he will become the president of the William T. Grant Foundation. His research interests include school organization, stratiﬁcation and inequality in education, and resource allocation in school systems.